Qualified small businesses with strong research capabilities in science or engineering in any of the research areas sought in the announcement are encouraged to apply.
DOE program offices participating in this Funding Opportunity Announcement:
- Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability
- Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
- Office of Fossil Energy
- Office of Fusion Energy Sciences
- Office of Nuclear Energy
Letters of Intent must be submitted by: December 16, 2013, 5:00 pm EST
Grant applications to either program must be submitted by: February 4, 2014, 11:59 p.m. EST
Downloading the Funding Opportunity Announcement and Topics
The Funding Opportunity Announcement (DE-FOA-0001046) is available at FedConnect: https://www.fedconnect.net/FedConnect/PublicPages/PublicSearch/Public_Opportunities.aspx.
The Funding Opportunity Announcement can be downloaded by clicking on the “BODY” link on the right side of the page. The Topics for Release 2 are available at: http://www.science.energy.gov/~/media/sbir/pdf/docs/C38P1R2_Topics_11_01_13_FINAL_Ver_5.pdf.
Submitting your Letter of Intent
Letters of intent will only be accepted electronically through the DOE Portfolio Analysis and Management System (PAMS) website: https://pamspublic.science.energy.gov/. Please refer to Part IV B of the Funding Opportunity Announcement for instructions for submitting your letter of intent.
DOE is holding a FREE webinar Tuesday, December 3, at 2:00 pm EST. You can register here. At the webinar DOE will provide an overview of the Federal SBIR/STTR Programs, discuss the DOE SBIR/STTR technology areas, and the application and award process as it relates to the FY14 Phase I Release 2 Funding Opportunity Announcement. DOE will conclude with a question and answer session.
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- All Phase I applications must be submitted through Grants.gov web portal to be considered for award.
- First Time applicants to Grants.gov
- You cannot submit an application through Grants.gov unless you are registered. Prior to registering in Grants.gov YOU MUST:
- Obtain a Dun and Bradstreet Data Universal Numbering Systems (DUNS) number.
- Applicants must register with the System for Award Management (SAM) at http://www.sam.gov . More information about SAM registration for applicants is found at: https://www.sam.gov/sam/transcript/Quick_Guide_for_Grants_Registrations_v1.7.pdf
- See Grants.gov “Get Registered” and use the Grants.gov Organization Registration Checklist to guide you through the process.
- Allow at least 21 days to complete this process. Start NOW!
- Previously Registered Applicants
- You must update your SAM number each year. If you have any questions about your SAM, please contact the Grants.gov Helpdesk at 1-800-518-4726.
- (Each year the DOE administratively declines applications that were submitted late because of failure to update a SAM number Do it NOW!)